St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church
The Maronite Family of faith welcomes you with peace, joy and love. We invite you to join us. Ahla w salah we say in Arabic (You are most welcome, our home is yours.)
Maronite spirituality, liturgy and traditions come from Antioch-Edessa, Syria as they were known in the Roman Empire at the time of Christ. The Aramaic language, used in liturgy, is the same language Jesus spoke during his earthly life and ministry.
The Maronite Church, one of the oldest churches of Catholicism, was led by Saint Maron, a priest (350-410 AD) who devotedly taught the Catholic faith, and ministered to many people with his gifts of healing and counsel. Today in the U.S.A. there are two eparchies (Dioceses) made up of about 75,000 Maronite Catholics. We are in union with Rome and are part of the one true Catholic Church.
Sunday 10:30 am
Sundays 9:45 -10:15 am
Sundays 9:30 – 10:00 am
1804 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Tel: (503) 231-3853
Holy Week Schedule: April 14 Palm Sunday Hosanna Sunday (Shaneenee) – 10:30 a.m. Procession to follow with the distribution of Palms. Confessions will be heard before Mass only **Breakfast and Egg Hunt after Mass.** April 17 Wednesday Rite of the Lamp,...read more
Brothers and Sisters, Part of the my goal for the parish is to provide transparency and accountability when it comes to finances. I've said it before -- this is your parish and I want you all to understand what we are doing and where your money is going. In this...read more
Lenten/ Holy Week 2019 People focus on fasting and it’s important. As a reminder, the Most Reverend Bishops Elias Zaidan and Gregory Mansour have previously issued the following Lenten guidelines for the Maronites of the U.S.: All Maronites over the age of 14, who are...read more
For the Christmas Novena we will offer the last three days of the novena together in community at St. Sharbels at 10:30am Fri 12/21 and Sat 12/22, then Sunday associated with Mass. I will ask families to do the first 6 days at home. The novena is posted on website...read more
Brothers and Sisters, I am so grateful with the support and the comments you have sent or texted since I preached last week about the present struggles of the Church. We are truly one Body in Christ, and so where there is suffering anywhere, we all experience it. One...read more
Bishop's Letter former Cardinal...read more
Holy Week Schedule: March 25 Palm Sunday Hosanna Sunday (Shaneenee) – 10:30 a.m. Procession to follow with the distribution of Palms. Confessions will be heard before Mass only **Breakfast and EggHunt after Mass.** March 28 Wednesday Rite of the Lamp, (Mass/...read more